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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Winter Jazz at Boston Spa

From Les and the team at Jazz at the Spa

Saturdays in December 2019

7th – Hot Fingers + Emily Campbell (pictured) – one of our most requested groups led by the UK’s finest exponent of the guitar and banjo – ‘Spats Langham’. The music is described as the “red hot jazz” of 1920s and 30s New York plus the French Coffee House sounds of Django Reinhardt et al. It’s a truly class act much enhanced by the delightful Emily – a superb, classically trained vocalist. Talent here in abundance and wonderful sounds. Not to be missed. www.hotfingers.co.uk

21st – Christmas Party Night with the Harlem Hot Stompers –
and would you believe it – it’s party time again! Welcome to an evening of Christmas festivities with its warm atmosphere, nibbles, sarnies, mince pies and the rest plus the renowned Christmas raffle. Bring your own festive fare and share with your neighbours. And the whole fun filled evening driven along by the Harlems with guest musicians, Bill Smith and Mike Pembroke. All in all – a ‘cracker’ for Christmas! (Sorry!)

Saturdays in January 2020
4th – Savannah Jazz Band – our “traditional” start to the New Year. Despite the excesses of the past two/three weeks - you can’t have too much of one of UK’s most respected traditional jazz bands. Always a lively, humourous session with a smattering of R & B for good measure.

11th - G T Big Band – one of Yorkshire’s legendary Big Bands which has been in existence since 1969 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in June of this year. Specialising in the Big Band classics which you all know and love, the session will be enhanced by the presence of vocalist, Michaela Smith. One of our really special evenings – do join us!

18th – Frank Brooker’s Happy Chappies – our local hero, Frank, leads a star line up including Greg Wadman on trumpet, the superb Jim Wright on banjo/guitar, Phil Kampen on bass and all driven along by our favourite drumming man, Rod MacNamara. A truly eclectic combination of Dixieland, standards and R & B. Something here for everyone.

25th - Harmony Hounds – another blast from the past. One of our star performing groups in earlier times. The band, led by Chris Howse on banjo/guitar and vocals, has now reformed as a five piece and includes Andy Henderson on cornet, Willie Entwhistle on reeds/violin plus Colin Turner on bass sax and John Smith on drums. A miniature version of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra??  Whatever – it will be melody to the fore and we guarantee a most enjoyable evening.

Jazz in the Spa – Village Hall, High Street Boston Spa, Leeds, LS23 6AA. Weekly Live Saturday Traditional/Mainstream Jazz. 8.00.pm

Situated just off the new section of the A1(M) at Junction 45 signed Wetherby and Otley

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